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− | By | + | By monotonicity, we can see that the point <math>P</math> is unique. Therefore, if we find another point <math>P'</math> with all the same properties as <math>P</math>, then <math>P = P'</math> |
Part 1) Let <math>N</math> be a point on <math>\overline{AB}</math> such that <math>AN\cdot AB = AD^2</math>, and <math>BN \cdot AB = BC^2</math>. Obviously <math>N</math> exists because adding the two equations gives <math>AN\cdot AB + BN \cdot AB = AD^2 + BC^2 = AB^2</math>, which is the problem statement. Notice that converse PoP gives<cmath>AN\cdot AB = AD^2 \implies \bigtriangleup ADN \sim \bigtriangleup ABD</cmath><cmath>BN\cdot AB = AD^2 \implies \bigtriangleup CBN \sim \bigtriangleup ABC</cmath>Therefore, <math>\angle AND = \angle ADB = \angle ACB = \angle CNB</math>, so <math>N</math> does indeed satisfy all the conditions <math>P</math> does, so <math>N = P</math>. Hence, <math>\bigtriangleup ADP \sim \bigtriangleup ABD</math> and <math>\bigtriangleup CBP \sim\bigtriangleup ABC</math>. | Part 1) Let <math>N</math> be a point on <math>\overline{AB}</math> such that <math>AN\cdot AB = AD^2</math>, and <math>BN \cdot AB = BC^2</math>. Obviously <math>N</math> exists because adding the two equations gives <math>AN\cdot AB + BN \cdot AB = AD^2 + BC^2 = AB^2</math>, which is the problem statement. Notice that converse PoP gives<cmath>AN\cdot AB = AD^2 \implies \bigtriangleup ADN \sim \bigtriangleup ABD</cmath><cmath>BN\cdot AB = AD^2 \implies \bigtriangleup CBN \sim \bigtriangleup ABC</cmath>Therefore, <math>\angle AND = \angle ADB = \angle ACB = \angle CNB</math>, so <math>N</math> does indeed satisfy all the conditions <math>P</math> does, so <math>N = P</math>. Hence, <math>\bigtriangleup ADP \sim \bigtriangleup ABD</math> and <math>\bigtriangleup CBP \sim\bigtriangleup ABC</math>. | ||
− | Part 2) Define <math>G</math> as the midpoint of <math>CD</math>. Furthermore, create a point <math>X</math> such that <math>DX || | + | Part 2) Define <math>G</math> as the midpoint of <math>CD</math>. Furthermore, create a point <math>X</math> such that <math>DX || EC</math> and <math>CX || ED</math>. Obviously <math>XCED</math> must be a parallelogram. Now we set up for Jacobi's. The problem already gives us that <math>\angle APD = \angle CPB</math>, which is good for starters. Furthermore, <math>\bigtriangleup ADP \sim \bigtriangleup ABD</math> tells us that<cmath>\angle ADP = \angle ABD = \angle ACD = \angle XDC</cmath>This gives us our second needed angle equivalence. Lastly, <math>\bigtriangleup CBP \sim\bigtriangleup ABC</math> will give<cmath>\angle BCP = \angle BAC = \angle BDC = \angle XCD</cmath>which is our last necessary angle equivalence to apply Jacobi's. Finally, applying Jacobi's tells us that <math>AC</math>, <math>BD</math>, and <math>XP</math> are concurrent <math>\implies</math> <math>X</math>, <math>E</math>, <math>P</math> collinear. Additionally, since parallelogram diagonals bisect each other, <math>X</math>, <math>G</math>, and <math>E</math> are collinear, so finally we obtain that <math>P</math>, <math>E</math>, and <math>G</math> are collinear, as desired. |
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Problem
Let be a cyclic quadrilateral satisfying . The diagonals of intersect at . Let be a point on side satisfying . Show that line bisects .
Solution 1
Let . Also, let be the midpoint of .
Note that only one point satisfies the given angle condition. With this in mind, construct with the following properties:
Claim:
Proof:
The conditions imply the similarities and whence as desired.
Claim: is a symmedian in
Proof:
We have
as desired.
Since is the isogonal conjugate of , . However implies that is the midpoint of from similar triangles, so we are done.
~sriraamster
Solution 2
By monotonicity, we can see that the point is unique. Therefore, if we find another point with all the same properties as , then
Part 1) Let be a point on such that , and . Obviously exists because adding the two equations gives , which is the problem statement. Notice that converse PoP givesTherefore, , so does indeed satisfy all the conditions does, so . Hence, and .
Part 2) Define as the midpoint of . Furthermore, create a point such that and . Obviously must be a parallelogram. Now we set up for Jacobi's. The problem already gives us that , which is good for starters. Furthermore, tells us thatThis gives us our second needed angle equivalence. Lastly, will givewhich is our last necessary angle equivalence to apply Jacobi's. Finally, applying Jacobi's tells us that , , and are concurrent , , collinear. Additionally, since parallelogram diagonals bisect each other, , , and are collinear, so finally we obtain that , , and are collinear, as desired.
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2019 USAJMO (Problems • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 4 | |
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All USAJMO Problems and Solutions |